HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Spectators will likely be restricted and masks will likely be required all through video games, however Orange County Faculties won’t droop any sports activities on account of COVID-19.
The varsity board authorized the brand new protocols as a solution to stop the unfold of the virus. Every athlete will likely be restricted to 2 friends in attendance. They may also be required to put on masks on and off the sector or court docket, with the soccer discipline being an exception.
The district had considered a proposal that included closing high-risk activities like soccer, basketball, wrestling, and aggressive cheerleading from Sept. 14 to Sept. 30.
In “medium danger” sports activities, like cheerleading, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, volleyball, baseball, and softball, well being officers have been recommending solely dad and mom be allowed to attend and masks will likely be required for all athletes on and off the sector.
Orange County has one of many lowest COVID-19 positivity charges within the Triangle at 3.2 %. Different counties corresponding to Durham (6.9%) and Wake (7.4%) are greater than twice that top, and Chatham (9.0%), Alamance (11.1%), and Individual (12.9%) have positivity charges three to 4 occasions as excessive.
Elsewhere in central North Carolina, Moore County canceled its school board meeting scheduled for Monday. It was set to revisit its masks mandate. Harnett County voted to make masks optional for students and staff.